Best Educational Magazines for Kids and Teens

Educational magazines are a great way to supplement your child's education and broaden their knowledge of the world around them. There are lots of great magazines for kids and teens and even babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Most of the subscriptions are in the $15 to $35 range.

This list of magazines is organized by topic and by recommended age ranges. Most of these magazines can be ordered from amazon.com or you can subscribe directly from the magazine websites. Check your local library as well. Many libraries make magazines available for borrowing. Some libraries sell them used as well.

History and Culture

  • Appleseeds (ages 6 to 9)
  • Calliope (ages 9 to 14)
  • Dig (ages 9 and up)
  • Faces (ages 9 and up)

Science and Nature

  • Chirp (ages 3 to 6)
  • Click (ages 3 to 7)
  • Chickadee (ages 6 to 9)
  • Ask (ages 7 to 10)
  • Owl (ages 9 to 13)
  • Muse (ages 9 to 14)
  • Odyssey (ages 10 and up)

Science and History

  • Kids Discover (ages 6 to 12)

Mixed Topics

These magazines usually have a mix of stories, poems, nonfiction, puzzles and activities

  • Highlights High Five (ages 2 to 6)
  • Humpty Dumpty (ages 5 to 7)
  • Highlights (ages 6 to 12)
  • Jack and Jill (ages 7 to 12)

Stories and Poems

  • Babybug (ages 6 months to 2)
  • Ladybug (ages 2 to 6)
  • Turtle (ages 3 to 5)
  • Spider (ages 6 to 9)
  • Stone Soup (ages 8 to 13) - the stories in this magazine are written by kids for kids. The magazine was founded in 1973. Subscriptions are available at stonesoup.com.

Nature and Animals

  • Zootles (ages 2 to 6)
  • National Geographic Little Kids (ages 3 to 6)
  • Ranger Rick Jr. (ages 4 to 7)
  • Zoobooks (ages 6 to 12)
  • Ranger Rick (ages 7 to 12)

Educational magazines can broaden your child's knowledge of the world
Educational magazines can broaden your child's knowledge of the world

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celeste inscribed 3 years ago

This is a great list thank you. I buy my subscriptions from Magazines.com because of the great $ deals they offer. I love how you put the age groups next to each magazine, it narrows the field for me, saving tons of time.


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Learn Things Web 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks Celeste. I'll definitely look into magazines.com.


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macteacher 3 years ago from New York

This is a comprehensive list and a great resource. I'm going to recommend these magazines to the parents at my school. Thanks for a useful hub!


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Learn Things Web 3 years ago from California Author

Thanks macteacher.

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